Foundation & Government

Installation view: Kandinsky

The Guggenheim is grateful to foundations and government agencies that share the museum’s vision and help strengthen its core programming through generous financial support. Whether $10,000 toward a curriculum-based artist residency in the public schools, $50,000 in support of an exhibition, $100,000 for the study and restoration of paintings in the collection, or a $1,000,000 endowment grant to ensure the museum’s future, all levels of support are needed and very much appreciated. In fact, we rely upon this support to serve more than 4,000 people daily, nearly 1.3 million annually, who take to the gracefully spiraling ramps of the Guggenheim to experience brilliantly curated special exhibitions of modern and contemporary art and works from the permanent collection; explore the museum’s Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building—in and of itself a work of art; and participate in educational and public programming that includes lectures, film screenings, performances, workshops for children and adults, gallery tours for the partially sighted, blind, and deaf, and so much more.

All grant opportunities at the Guggenheim are grounded by the organization’s mission to promote the understanding and appreciation of art, architecture, and other manifestations of visual culture, primarily of the modern and contemporary periods, and to collect, conserve, and study the art of our time. The Guggenheim realizes this mission through exceptional exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications, and strives to engage and educate an increasingly diverse international audience through its unique network of museums and cultural partnerships.

We are happy to answer any questions about grant opportunities at the Guggenheim:

Kerri Schlottman-Bright
Director of Institutional Development
212 360 4229



Installation view: Kandinsky, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Photo: David Heald © The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

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Justin Thannhauser and his wife, Hilde, give the Guggenheim more than 70 works, including 34 by Picasso, in 1963.